A native of Tennessee, Carl Beard spent the early years of his career as a church musician, a professor at Furman University in Greenville, SC, and the Founder and Executive Director of GAMAC, a multi-faceted performing arts organization located in Anderson, South Carolina. His experiences gave Carl the opportunity to serve Clemson University as Director of Planned Giving, and later as Vice President for College Advancement for Mars Hill College, near Asheville, NC.  His capital campaigns have ranged from $6 million to $500 million. He planned and directed a $200 million campaign at the University of Richmond, as well as a $500 million campaign for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. His consulting practice has provided opportunities to serve a rich diversity of clients, applying his experience and solutions to meet their challenges.  While serving the southeast region, we are convenient to Greenville, Spartanburg and Columbia SC, Charlotte and Asheville,  NC.

CCBeard & Associates, offering fundraising counsel for non-profit organizations, like:

  • Clemson University Foundation, Clemson, SC, Campaign Consultant
  • The Cade Museum, Principal Fundraising Consultant
  • Clemson University Athletics/IPTAY, WestEndZone and “Will to Win” Campaign Consultant
  • Erskine College, Due West, SC
  • Haywood Regional Medical Center, Waynesville, NCFeasibility Planning  
  • Hospice of the Upstate, Anderson, SC
  • United Way of Anderson County, Anderson, SC
  • Salvation Army, Richmond Area Command, Richmond, VA

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA
- Executive Director of Development and Campaign Director
- $500 million goal

University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
 – Associate Vice President for Development and Campaign Director
 – $200 million goal

Clemson University, Clemson SC
- Director of Planned Giving
- Completed $101 million capital campaign
– Increased expectancy inventory from $18 million to $66 million

Mars Hill College, Mars Hill, NC
- Vice President for Institutional Advancement
- Founder Mars Hill College Foundation
– Doubled alumni participation and tripled annual giving
– Built a comprehensive fundraising enterprise

Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium, Anderson, SC
- Founder and Executive Director
- Built one of the largest choral/symphonic organizations in South Carolina

Service and Awards
- President, South Carolina Planned Giving Council, Columbia, SC
– Rotary Club of Anderson, SC, Board Member and Paul Harris Fellow
– Asheville Symphony Board of Directors, Asheville, NC
– Lander University Board of Advisors, Greenwood SC
– George Washington Medal of Honor, Freedom Foundation, Valley Forge, PA

 

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